Commencement Mass and Investiture

" On Tuesday 10th February, the College community gathered in the Gym for the Commencement Mass and Investiture of College Prefects.

The principal celebrant for the Eucharist was College Chaplain, Father Joe Oé─˘Riordan. He was assisted by Father Casey, Parish Priest of Opunake, Fr Frank Twiss, Parish Priest of Waitara and Fr Kevin Mears from Waitara, Father Kevin Neale, Parish Priest of Stratford and Father Simon Story from New Plymouth.

We were also pleased to welcome to our celebration Mr Hans Konlechner, deputy principal of Sacred Heart Girlsé─˘ College, Mrs Denise Hall, Manager of Elizabeth House and Sacred Heart Prefects, together with the parents and families of our Leaders.

During our Liturgy, we had the Commissioning of our Leadersé─˘ and the induction and blessing of Grant Maclean, Chip McCabe, James Rowland, Abraham Schumacher, Jeremy Clark, Chris Wicky and Jonathon McCormack as Eucharistic Ministers for 2004.

2004 COLLEGE LEADERS

We are privileged to be named as the student leadership team of Francis Douglas Memorial College for 2004. We will strive with Godé─˘s help, and the help of the College community, to lead by example through service and with truth, to serve this community by unselfishly giving our time and energy to ensure that all members of our College experience a place where they feel safe, where they are respected. We pray that Christé─˘s example will help us in performing our role. Through faith and love, we will do what we can, when we can, to lead the College. Amen.

The following Year 13 students have been chosen as College Leaders for 2003:

Head Boy:
Grant Maclean


Deputy Head Boy:
Riley McGregor


Head Boarder:
Shaun Poole


Deputy Head Boarder:
Phillip Walsh


Cultural Captain:
Chip McCabe


Cultural Vice-Captain:
Daniel Burkett

Benildus Captain:
Scott Fuglistaller


Benildus Vice-Captain:
James Rowland


La Salle Captain:
Jacob Smith


La Salle Vice-Captain:
Abraham Schumacher


Loreto Captain:
Ben Jagersma

Loreto Vice-Captain:
James Slaats


Solomon Captain:
Jeremy Clark


Solomon Vice-Captain:
Evan McGarvey


Prefects:
Kade Bernet


Jonathan McCormack
Chris Wicky


BOT Representative:
Shaun Smart
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